Can you tell us a bit about the Help! We’ve Got Kids story?
Help was started in 1994 primarily as a print directory. It was designed as a place to go that has everything you need for your child so you aren’t searching around a million places. The website www.HelpWeveGotKids.com launched in 2000 and has quickly become a go-to for every parent in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver.
What are some exciting new developments for Help! We’ve Got Kids?
We just hired an Editor and are now doing fantastic newsletters and articles with experts on our site that are driven by questions we get from parents every day. We also launched our site in Ottawa a few months ago, which is very exciting. And we continue to grow and develop our website based on feedback from parents and advertisers.
What (or who) inspires you when it comes to juggling a busy company and career with motherhood?
I find it very difficult to find role models who juggle work and family well and I feel as though true balance is a myth and every day is about choice. I’m inspired to show my children that it is important to have a strong work ethic and that time together as a family is also really important. I hope they can take away a few lessons from having a working mom.
Sometimes I need time to myself
Favorite mom or baby product? (other than your books, course)
– espresso machine
The 2 biggest pieces of wisdom you would share with moms:
#1 Have no expectations of other people
#2 You’re not perfect, you will make mistakes and it is okay
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When they are older, I want my kids to most remember me as a great role model.
When parents find out what I do, they often say: “You must know all the best things to do with your kids!”
In my free time, I love to read.
I’m dreaming of a vacation.
Thank you, Tracie! MommiesFirst is honored to have Help! We’ve Got Kids as a brand partner!
With love and care,
PS We hope you get that vacation!